Attendance is expected to be over 250. Historically, attendees include executives, senior managers, patient safety officers, and clinicians, and others with a vested interest in improving the safety of care – health plans, employers, attorneys, insurers, policymakers and regulators. Read More
Hospital chief executive joins MOCPS in support of its work to improve the safety of health care delivery.
Jefferson City, MO. – September 6, 2011 – The Missouri Center for Patient Safety, MOCPS, an independent,nonprofit located in Jefferson City, announced Brent VanConia is a new member of its board of directors.
VanConia is president of St. Mary’s Health Center, in Jefferson City, Missouri, and replaces Joseph Crossett, who recently retired from Liberty Hospital in Liberty, Missouri, as a representative of the Missouri Hospital Association on the MOCPS Board. Read More
Effective new strategies rally hospital unit team members to improve patient care and safety with a new level of practical collaboration citing “What you permit, you promote.”
Jefferson City, Missouri – July 21, 2011 — As part of the Missouri Center for Patient Safety’s initiative, People, Priorities & Learning Together, 13 Missouri hospitals have joined CUSP Teamwork & Communication Tools, launched in June, 2011, to increase patient safety and eliminate medical errors by improving communication and coordination of care at the bedside.
AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy, M.D., has prepared brief, easy-to-understand advice columns for consumers to help navigate the health care system. They will address important issues such as how to recognize high-quality health care, how to be an informed health care consumer, and how to choose a hospital, doctor, and health plan. Check back regularly for new columns.
Safety Culture Creates Better Care for Patients
By Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D.
May 3, 2011
The more we know about safety, the better.
That’s why a landmark report on medical errors from the Institute of Medicine remains as important today as it did when it came out 10 years ago. Called “To Err is Human,” the report urged hospitals to develop a “culture of safety” to reduce risks and improve care for patients. Read more.
For five years, the Missouri Center for Patient Safety has worked for health care change by bringing organizations and individuals together to improve patient safety. The goal: learn as much as possible about medical errors, so we can prevent them from occurring.